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Ray's The Classics, Silver Spring - Michael Landrum's Classic Steakhouse Sold To His Trusted Employees

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I walked past Ray's Silver Sprung on Friday. The interior was torn apart-- looks like they're starting from scratch.

I heard a rumor it won't open until September.

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I keep asking on TS's chat but no answer. When will the Silver Spring location open?

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No time soon, judging by the state of construction visible from the street. Just a guess, but maybe late July/August?

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I keep asking on TS's chat but no answer. When will the Silver Spring location open?

This question has become the equivalent of asking a pregnant woman her due date.

What I originally thought would be a three/four month turn-around project actually requires in MoCo the same degree of architectural/engineering/ADA/WSSC permits/licensing/approvals as though I were building from scratch.

This participants on this board will be among the first to know when I have an opening date and will be privy to lots of surprises as well.

In the meantime I am busy rounding up the requisite very attrractive "interviewers" that every steakhouse needs to open.

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In the meantime I am busy rounding up the requisite very attrractive "interviewers" that every steakhouse needs to open.

Gee Michael, i was hoping you would be spendig your time rounding up attractive "interviewees" for the opening.

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thanks for the update. You picked a good spot but best of luck dealing with the county re wine and spirits; their policies are not consumer friendly to say the least. I gues I'll have to wander over to VA for a good steak in the meantime.

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This question has become the equivalent of asking a pregnant woman her due date. 

Except that women are only pregnant for nine months. :lol:

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Any update on the new operation in Silver Spring? It seems to have been off the radar screen lately

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I walked past Ray's Silver Sprung on Friday. The interior was torn apart-- looks like they're starting from scratch.

I heard a rumor it won't open until September.

Last post in this thread was mid-April, and Sept. is past so the rumor mill got it wrong again (LOL). Seriously, any updates?

Meanwhile, two other developments in SS. There is a place called Taste of Jerusalem that looks like it will be opening soon; it's in the same block as the World Building, about midway between Crisfield and the new development area (same block as the old Polonia Deli). There is also a new ice cream place open two doors from Crisfield, near Mayorga. I haven't stoppd to take a close look at either. Anybody know anything more?

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Seen on Colesville Road.

"Positions Available. Inquire Within"

Might this be a hopeful sign?

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Seen on Colesville Road.

"Positions Available. Inquire Within"

Might this be a hopeful sign?

I would not get your hopes up yet...There may be some surprise 89th minute conceptual shifts, involving delay-causing custom hand-tooled Tuscan waterptoof leather, that can not be discussed here since any talk would fall victim to Don's newly-installed IAMLIT System (Integrated Anti-Michael Landrum Insta-delete Targeting System).

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I would not get your hopes up yet...There may be some surprise 89th minute conceptual shifts, involving delay-causing custom hand-tooled Tuscan waterptoof leather, that can not be discussed here since any talk would fall victim to Don's newly-installed IAMLIT System (Integrated Anti-Michael Landrum Insta-delete Targeting System).

As opposed to IMACLIT (I, Michael, Always Cut Loose In Tangents). :lol:

[Me? Going to Hell? Oh yeah...

Rocks]

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We can't wait for Ray's to open. I drove by last weekend and saw the same notice.... I thought it was a hopeful sign... Please open soon, Silver Spring needs your steaks!

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We can't wait for Ray's to open.  I drove by last weekend and saw the same notice.... I thought it was a hopeful sign...  Please open soon, Silver Spring needs your steaks!

Having had his crab bisque and salmon at the DR dinner, I can't wait to see what he does with a wider seafood menu... it'll be worth the drive, that's for sure!

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As opposed to IMACLIT (I, Michael, Always Cut Loose In Tangents).   :lol:  

[Me?  Going to Hell?  Oh yeah...

Rocks]

What can I say, Don, you tickle me pink.

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Seen on Colesville Road.

"Positions Available. Inquire Within"

Which positions? Edit to say I don't picture Mr. Landrum as an acrobat, but you never know. :lol:

Seriously, this seems like progress. I hope the result (for Mr L, not us) is worth having to deal with MoCo.

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Having had his crab bisque and salmon at the DR dinner, I can't wait to see what he does with a wider seafood menu... it'll be worth the drive, that's for sure!

Even more so since it is not what I will be doing with seafood, but rather what magic Chef Michael Hartzer will be creating. The core values and principles, the tools and support, and encouragement and guidance, and some creative collaboration and inspiration will be coming from me, but I cede to a talent far greater than mine in Silver Spring. For those not familiar with Michael's work, read DR's Citronelle past postings or just ask Mark how lucky I am to be able to work with Michael.

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Even more so since it is not what I will be doing with seafood, but rather what magic Chef Michael Hartzer will be creating.  The core values and principles, the tools and support, and  encouragement and guidance, and some creative collaboration and inspiration will be coming from me, but I cede to a talent far greater than mine in Silver Spring.  For those not familiar with Michael's work, read DR's Citronelle past postings or just ask Mark how lucky I am to be able to work with Michael.

Ooooh, two mad geniuses are always better than one, unless explosives are involved. :lol:

Was he by any chance one of the mighty few who helped you perform that 52-person miracle that was the DR dinner?

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Cannot wait! Is it wrong that I get sad when I walk by RTS? Maybe I need a new hobby other than coveting the food of Michael and Michael

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Any chance of an update for those of us on the North side of the bridge?

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